Jose Mourinho Claims Tottenham 'Could Be Champions' in Other Leagues

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has claimed his side are good enough to win the league title in a whole host of different countries across Europe, but the Premier League is the hardest one.

Spurs were momentarily top of the table on Sunday after their 1-0 win over West Brom, although they have since been knocked off their perch by Leicester City, who currently sit one point clear of Mourinho's men.

Thanks to their hot start to the season, Spurs have been touted as genuine title contenders this season, but Mourinho was quick to quell the excitement and warned fans that winning the Premier League title is easier said than done.

"When a team is champion or plays for the title, there is always a direct relation to your direct opponents," he said (via

"I would say that this team could be champion in many European countries. The Premier League is the most difficult one to be, because in the Premier League you can do a good season, can have lots of points, but in the end...Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea, Man Utd, Leicester, Arsenal.

"So you can have a good season and not be champion. So what can we do? We go match after match. We try to win, we don't care about the others. I just want the team to play match after match, and then at the end of the season let's see where we are."

Spurs had to dig in deep to get the win against West Brom. They were made to wait until the 88th minute, when Harry Kane popped up with his 150th Premier League goal to steer Spurs to another victory.

Harry Kane hit 150 Premier League goals | Pool/Getty Images

"When you go to stats in relation to the strikers, I always say that the stats should be how many goals has a striker scored, and what he did for his team in the matches where he didn't score," Mourinho said of Kane's success. "And many of the strikers that history will show an incredible number of goals that they score, plus zero.

"Harry Kane you have to say has this many goals, this many assists, this number of balls recovered, this number of duels won. This number of balls that he saved his team in a defensive set-piece. This is Harry Kane. It's goals plus this and this and this and that.

"For me it's not one more goal or one less goal, it's about what he is as a player."

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Source : 90min